If you’re dreaming of your very own happily ever after that’s straight out of a fairytale, one of these romantic wedding venues in the UK is sure to fit the bill…
22 of the Most Romantic Wedding Venues in the UK
From ancient castles in Scotland to countryside barns, we’ve scoured the UK to find the most romantic wedding venues that make tying the knot even more magical.
Romantic Wedding Venues in The South East
Gate Street Barn, Surrey
This exclusive-use venue centres on an elegant converted barn with beautiful accommodation on offer for the bridal party and newly-married couple that add a unique element to the celebrations.
The barn is the beating heart of Gate Street, bursting with character, charm, and stunning staging areas, with chandeliers that can be decked out with gorgeous seasonal foliage by your florist. Post-ceremony, couples will have access to the acres of garden available for those all-important photographs. If the weather isn’t on your side – or you’ve opted for an intimate winter or autumn wedding – you’ll have use of a multitude of indoor spaces.
Ashridge House, Hertfordshire
Nestled in 190 acres of landscaped grounds, Ashridge House is a magnificent neo-gothic country manor.
Hosting ceremonies for up to 170 and informal evening receptions for up to 400, it offers several breathtaking historic spaces, providing a truly unique backdrop to your perfect day.
South Farm, Cambridgeshire
If a romantic countryside setting and first-rate food top your list of must-haves, then family run South Farm could be the venue for you.
Nestled deep in the countryside, it’ll make a beautiful backdrop to the wedding day of your dreams – you’ll be charmed by its enchanting gardens, lovingly restored Grade II listed house and beautiful 16th century barn. Couples can enjoy exclusive use, with a choice of five romantic ceremony spaces including both indoor and outdoor options.
A 5,000-acre site in the heart of rural Bedfordshire, the Shuttleworth estate offers an extraordinary setting for weddings.
Choose from three distinct settings – the grand period house, a romantic Regency Swiss Garden, and an aircraft hangar with a backdrop of vintage aircraft and vehicles.
The Ned, London
Part of the super-stylish Soho House Group, The Ned was formerly home to Midland Bank, designed by Sir Edward ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924. This vast venue has six private hire rooms and terraces available for weddings, with capacity between 10 and 200 guests.
And whether your guest list is big or small, with 252 1920s-style bedrooms, every single one of your guests can stay the night. In fact, why not make a whole weekend of it?
Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
Set within 100 acres of historic parkland and listed gardens, Hedsor House makes for one picturesque wedding venue. The Georgian manor house blends the architectural design of the era with stylish contemporary features, featuring a number of spectacular rooms and spaces that will be entirely yours for the duration of your stay.
Civil ceremonies can take place here, or you can opt for a religious service at the 12th century church that’s just 300m from the house.
Highclere Castle, Berkshire
Whether you’re a fan of Downton Abbey or not, this palatial castle in leafy Berkshire is fit for a celebration.
Civil ceremonies take place in the Saloon, featuring ornate detailing, stone arches and a sweeping oak staircase just waiting for you to make your entrance. The food here matches up to the scenery thanks to the castle’s first-class in-house catering team.
Natural History Museum, London
One of the capital’s most iconic venues, the Natural History Museum boasts magnificent architecture and intriguing collections to backdrop your day.
Its largest space, Hintze Hall, is perfect for a big celebration – make use of the atmospheric lighting and plenty of candles for a romantic celebration your guests certainly won’t forget in a hurry.
Salomons Estate, Kent
Just outside the charming UK town of Tunbridge Wells, Salomons Estate’s vast grounds, romantic lakes and handsome manor house are the perfect combination for a country-meets-town wedding.
Here, you can choose to marry in a range of rooms within the house or opt for an outdoor ceremony on the Victorian Terrace, with room for up to 230 day guests and 47 bedrooms for those who wish to stay overnight.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Blenheim Palace’s 18th century baroque architecture, over 2000 acres of picturesque landscaped parkland and formal gardens make it fit for royalty.
There’s six venue spaces here for different styles and sizes of wedding, from the Orangery to the Great Hall and the Long Library. Guest list exceed 300? Construct a marquee on the lawn that’s big enough for all your desired invitees.
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Just a stone’s throw away from the city’s famous beach, The Royal Pavilion is the jewel in Brighton’s crown. Built as King George IV’s seaside pleasure palace, there are two rooms here that are licensed for weddings.
The palace’s gardens are yours to enjoy for post-nuptial celebrations and photographs – then head back inside for a wedding breakfast for 60.
Romantic Wedding Venues in The South West
The Green, Cornwall
Located in the heart of Cornwall, The Green is a cluster of barns set in extensive grounds. The Green offers the incredible option of having all your friends stay together in your own wedding village which is available to hire for multiple days.
They offer a magnitude of indoor and outdoor options. You can have your ceremony beneath the comforting arms of an oak tree, which would be perfect for an autumn wedding, or next to a sparkling lake. Four different barns are on site to choose from and all have their own individual flare.
The Roman Baths, Bath
The namesake of the historical city of Bath, you can exchange your vows here when the museum is closed – giving you the option of a ceremony either by the light of the morning sun, or in a romantic evening service conducted by glittering candle light.
Afterwards, drink receptions and wedding breakfasts can be held in the elegant Pump Room, or on the Terrace for smaller gatherings.
Romantic Wedding Venues in The North East
Charlton Hall Estate, Northumberland
The outside of the 18th Century stately home casts a romantic backdrop for your wedding and your guests will love staying here due to the fun, interior design of the rooms.
Up to 54 guests can stay in the manors’ rooms which are creatively designed with bright colours and individual decor. Original artefacts from the 1800s have been incorporated into the design to keep the history alive in the beautiful space.
Fairy lights climb the walls and hang dreamily from the ceiling in the hall where your ceremony would take place. It doesn’t get more romantic than saying ‘I do’ while bathed in warm orange light and beneath an arch of flowers. The bright, Aztec flooring is perfect for modern brides who love standing out.
Gisborough Hall, North Yorkshire
Located on the edge of the North York Moors, Gisborough Hall is surrounded by rolling countryside, luscious greenery and the enchanting Guisborough Forest. It offers three different spaces for you to choose from to bring your specific vision to life.
The Old Hall provides an intimate location for your gathering while The Glass House spills natural light across the whole space. Gisborough Hall also contains a ballroom to make your wedding into a real vision from a fairytale. They also offer a unique nearest and dearest wedding package, which caters for 10 guests.
Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire
This castle has stood for 700 years, and for lovers of history, this location is a must for your wedding.
A glittering lake sits in front of the tall archways leading to the castle and if you want your wedding to be dipped in winter’s ice, the frozen lake provides a picture perfect backdrop. Stroll through the gardens or choose between cosy spaces inside and cavernous grand rooms.
Romantic Wedding Venues in the North West
The Gilpin, Lake District, Cumbria
The Gilpin, in the beautiful Lake District on the shores on Lake Windermere, is a truly fabulous wedding venue. Held at the Gilpin Lake House House – fully serviced with Relais & Châteaux trained staff and Michelin-starred trained chefs – wedding menus are designed to ensure couples have the perfect dining experience in the most beautiful of surroundings, from a champagne afternoon tea and private dinner on the day of your arrival, to breakfasts and four-course wedding day meal.
The house and 100 acres are yours for two nights (or more if you wish). Arrive with family or friends and enjoy a relaxed evening at Gilpin Lake House with a three-course dinner chosen from our buffet menu, followed by your wedding day with a choice of our four-course wedding menu choice.
Example Package: The Love Story (18-60 people)
Exclusive use of Gilpin Lake House for two nights, with 18 people staying at the Lake House and your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast in the conservatory. (Costs for 2023: 18 guests £20,012. Additional wedding day guests £175 per person)
Colshaw Hall, Greater Manchester
Colshaw Hall is a luxurious space which offers the unique experience of having the whole venue to yourself for the whole day.
Choose to get married in the romantic sweeping fields that surround the hall or inside, surrounded by limestone floors and oak columns. The elegant space is filled with natural lights and dreamy flowers dripping from the ceiling.
Romantic Wedding Venues in Scotland
Raemoir House, Aberdeenshire
Raemoir House is only available for private hire so you know your special day will be as intimate as possible. Immerse yourself in nature and choose from their outdoor spaces such as the Woodland Cathedral or on top of the Hill of Fare.
Swirl into the Grand ballroom which is also available to provide decadence, glamour and romance to the celebrations.
Arniston House, Edinburgh
Arniston House is located near Edinburgh and very accessible but still surrounded by stunning greenery. It was built in 1726 and offers the couple the options of having the ceremony inside their marquee or the Orangery.
The wide windows of the Orangery provide gorgeous views of the sprawling grounds and bring sunlight into your day.
Norton House Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh
Lush Scottish parklands surround this enchanting venue. The idyllic grounds cover 55 acres and boast many hidden spots to enjoy saying your vows in.
The inside venues overflow with romance and you can choose from The Usher Suite and The Garden Suite. Smaller, luxuriously furnished rooms also offer the perfect intimacy for a smaller ceremony for friends and family.
Blair Castle, Perthshire
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands, Blair Castle is fit for a fairytale wedding.
The castle’s history spans 700 years, giving you some spectacular rooms and spaces in which to tie the knot – from the intimate Library to the State Dining Room, the grand Scots-Baronial Victorian Ballroom to the stunning gardens.